CES 2016: This $40 device lets you control your Android phone on a Windows 10 PC
Lenovo has introduced a new device called LINK, which lets you connect your Android phone to your Windows 10 computer, allowing you to not only see your phone on your PC but also use your mouse and keyboard to control the apps. Think of it as Continuum, but for Android phones.
“Announced today, Lenovo LINK 32GB is a dongle that connects Android devices and Windows computers, creating a mirror image – “picture-in-picture” – of your smartphone on the full screen of your PC. This handy dongle centralizes all control in the PC, meaning the computer’s mouse and keyboard can seamlessly control all apps in your phone. Charge your smartphone, copy and paste text, drag and drop files, music and videos across operating systems from your PC to smartphone, and enjoy the convenience of using your PC inputs to control your smartphone,” Lenovo tells WinBeta.
With this device, you can view documents saved on your Android device, and drag/drop files from your PC to your smartphone. Need to clean up your storage on your Android phone? You can do that visually on your Windows 10 PC using a keyboard and mouse. You can also control your apps via the picture-in-picture mode on your Windows 10 PC.
Lenovo LINK 32GB is compatible with Android 5.0 and above and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 – providing plenty of flexibility in terms of device preference. It has 32GB of storage and measures 78 x 21 x 9 mm. The LINK will be available starting March of 2016 at $39.99.Further reading: Android, CES 2016, Continuum, Lenovo, Lenovo Link, Windows 10